Relativistic Quantum Physics

From Advanced Quantum Mechanics to Introductory Quantum Field Theory

Relativistic Quantum Physics

Quantum physics and special relativity theory were two of the greatest breakthroughs in physics during the twentieth century and contributed to paradigm shifts in physics. This book combines these two discoveries to provide a complete description of the fundamentals of relativistic quantum physics, guiding the reader effortlessly from relativistic quantum mechanics to basic quantum field theory. The book gives a thorough and detailed treatment of the subject, beginning with the classification of particles, the Klein–Gordon equation and the Dirac equation. It then moves on to the canonical quantization procedure of the Klein–Gordon, Dirac and electromagnetic fields. Classical Yang–Mills theory, the LSZ formalism, perturbation theory, elementary processes in QED are introduced, and regularization, renormalization and radiative corrections are explored. With exercises scattered through the text and problems at the end of most chapters, the book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in theoretical physics.


"The book contains a thorough and very detailed mathematical treatment of the subject. I recommend this book for its self-contained technical treatment on relativistic quantum mechanics."
Aniruddha Chakraborty, Contemporary Physics

'… thorough and very detailed … The book is ideal for final year undergraduate students in physics and first year graduate students in physics or theoretical physics. I recommend this book for its self-contained technical treatment on relativistic quantum mechanics, introductory quantum field theory and the step in between, i.e. it can fill the gap between advanced quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.' Contemporary Physics